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Posted: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 11:30 AM HST

Hawaii County eyes breadfruit farming in Kapulena

By Associated Press

HILO, Hawaii (AP) Hawaii County and a prospective breadfruit farmer are looking at putting an orchard in the Kapulena Agricultural Park.

If they succeed the breadfruit farm would be the first non-ranching venture at the park. The county began seeking farmer tenants in 2009.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that Mayor Billy Kenoi's office is interested in working with the farmer. The orchard would probably go on about 150 acres most recently used by ranchers.

The county acquired the 1,700-acre property in 1994 from the Hamakua Sugar Co. in lieu of taxes. The county is working to improve access to water at the park. It's also seeking to get someone to clear iron wood trees from the land.

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